The Wantastiquet Subcommittee will now NOT be participating in the Source to Sea clean-up. Both Hellgramites North (Walpole area) and Hellgrammites South (Brattleboro – Hinsdale Area) Source to Sea clean up have been cancelled.
As stated previously, a funny thing happened on the way to Source to Sea…As you know, I registered both the north and south and then….”I had two very interesting telephone conversations yesterday: one with Donna Drouin in which she told me that she has inspected the usual locations on the Connecticut River near Walpole that are cleaned during the Source to Sea effort and found that they were clean and needed no further attention. I then spoke to Michael Fairchild, my fellow Brattleboro member, who spends much of his time on the Connecticut River and found that he too feels that the river is clean and no Source to Sea effort is required in this area. This means we will NOT need to meet next week. Please make to follow-up on any outreach you’ve done to recruit participants in the clean-up. Perhaps people can be pointed to other nearby groups to work with.
The newly released draft Conte Plan and information on meetings and hearings can be found here: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Silvio_O_Conte/what_we_do/conservation.html